Turbine parts arriving at Mesalands

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By QCS Staff Sections of a 1.5 Megawatt wind turbine for Mesalands Community College’s wind technology program are arriving daily at the college’s south 11th Street site. Most are often accompanied by escort vehicles with flashing lights signaling a wide load. The tower base unit is expected to be installed today or Thursday, followed by […]

Science teachers tour Mesalands

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Special to the QCS Twelve science teachers, who were selected by Sandia Laboratories to work on research projects, recently visited Mesalands Community College to learn about its North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) and the college’s Mesalands Dinosaur Museum.

Spiritual connections have many sources

By Debra Whittington And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but […]

The stronger the wind, the better the stories

By Lynn Moncus As we attempt to walk upright during our windy days, we hear many comments from natives to the effect that they have never seen the wind blow this hard before, or that it has never blown this late in the season.

Mesalands seeking first class students for new wind program

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun At a height of nearly 400 feet, some might say, the North American Wind Research and Training Center will have one of the tallest classrooms in the world. For the past six weeks, officials of the center have been recruiting and working to select 30 qualified candidates for its […]

Transmission network key to further wind farm development

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun One of the biggest constraints on wind energy’s growth in The United States is the capacity of the transmission grid to deliver wind energy to customers, said Commissioner Pat Lyons of the State Land Office. New Mexico’s electric transmission grid has a critical need for expansion, Lyons told attendees […]

Logan resident harnesses wind for home-based power

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Large companies may envision the caprock rimmed with wind farms. Logan resident, Jerry Griffin dreams of a wind turbine in every backyard.On Tuesday, Griffin installed about a 40-foot, 1.9 kW wind turbine for residential use in his yard. Many motorists slowed to near standstill as they watched the proceedings. […]

Memories of March 23, the day the tornado hit Logan

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Nowadays, when a high wind kicks up, many Logan residents cast an eye skyward, or over their shoulder. They aren’t able to toss it off as the typical winds off the eastern plains. What they can’t help recalling is March 23, a year ago, when a bright, sunny Friday […]

Clovis OKs plan for its wind farm

Gabriel Monte: Freeedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously this week to move toward creating a six megawatt wind farm on land near the city landfill. The commissioners’ decision would allow the city to request bids for the wind generators and find funding for the project estimated to cost $10 million. Commissioner Randal Crowder […]

Mesalands trustee asks for advocats

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun A Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees member expressed disappointment in the lackluster support from fellow institutions in the fight to reinstate funding for Hispanic students. “It gets me upset, nobody’s backing us up. It’s like we’re the Lone Ranger. We go to the Hill to help, but we […]